The Major Arcana cards are the face cards of the Tarot. Each of these cards has a special meaning and has a special meaning in your own particular life. Each one is an archetype or particular personality and can be applied to people in your own life. When you have these cards turn up in your readings, they are people in your life who are showing up to help you out along the way. There are 22 cards in the Major Arcana. They tell the story of your life.
When you are having a reading done you need a life path card. To figure out what your own life path card is you use numerology. Take the date of your birth: 1-2-1967. 1=month,2 = day,year =5..1+2+5=8
The number 8 card is the Strength card. This Strength card represents the lessons you have to learn during your life. Strength is a card about healing and, of course, strength of purpose. Because this you your life path card, it means that you will need to learn how to heal things such a rifts in your family, arguments between people in your life, and that you will have to stand for the strengths of your beliefs. You can find your own life path card by checking you birthday numerology.
A destiny spread is done by spreading your cards in a circle of 12 beginning on the left side of the circle at the 1st month(approximately the 8 on a clock).follow the circle around counterclockwise until you come to twelve right above the 1st card. Take a sheet of paper and write down the card that you have chosen (randomly) from your thrice shuffled pack of Tarot Major Arcana cards. You will write down one card in the space for each month. This spread will tell you about your journey for the year. Because the spread will be filled with the personalities that are in your life and your life path card will be present (pull this card from the deck prior to drawing your Major Arcana cards) you will be able to determine the big picture for your year. If you do this reading on January 1 of each year it will give you a map to go by.
A trained Tarot reader can do this spread for you and can interpret the positions of the zodiac for the year as positioned with your Tarot card choices. He can help you as you make the decisions that are important for your life. The Tarot is not just about one reading that is generic and works for everyone. Tarot is a method that can tell the story of your life and give you much needed directions if you will just accept the assistant the cards can give you.